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The Fundamentals of Higher Education Law – A Primer for Non-Lawyers – Lori Fox, J.D. and Barbara Lee J.D.
Opening General Session:
Facilitator U. vs. Compliance U.
In 1999 The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University launched a new and highly influential paradigm for student affairs and the law of college student safety—the facilitator university. The substantially revised and updated second edition of Rights and Responsibilities includes discussion of recent judicial, legislative and regulatory college safety mandates, modern risk management and prevention practices, and the explosion in college safety and wellness issues (suicide, active shooter violence, sexual assault etc.) while remaining faithful to the core vision of the first edition. The second edition also addresses the disturbing rise of a new nemesis of the facilitator university— “Compliance U.” Crushing new regulatory burdens significantly impact academic freedom and autonomy, and may interfere with the facilitator’s chief goal of creating a sustainable, reasonably safe and responsible college environment.
– Peter F. Lake, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law.
Opening General Session with Deli Buffet Lunch:
Concurrent Sessions, Day 1:
1A. President Obama’s Affordability and Quality Initiative for Higher Education – Reformation or Retrograde? – Peter Lake, J.D.
1B. Affirmative Action in Admissions after the Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin – Lawrence White J.D.
1C. Legal and Practical Issues Associated with Faculty Early Retirement Programs and the Greying of the Academic Workforce – Ann Franke, J.D.
2A. Introduction to The National Center for Campus Public Safety – Dr. Gary Margolis and Steven Healy
2B. Current Issues in College Athletics – Eleanor Myers, J.D.
2C. Academic Freedom and Highly Provocative Speech on Campus: Managing Controversy on Campus – Barbara Lee, J.D. and Ann Franke, J.D.
Concurrent Sessions, Day 2:
3B. Privacy Issues Surrounding Employer Access to Hardware and Email Accounts – Trevor Hughes
3C. Purloining Faculty Intellectual Property: CourseHero, Sparknotes, Cramster, and the General Problem of Using Student Codes of Conduct to Enforce Institutional Copyright Policies – Dr. Jim Lancaster and Dr. Diane Waryold and Robert Terrell, J.D.
4A. Emerging Issues in Social Media: Applicant, Student, and Employee Issues – John Myers, J.D.
4B. The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act: Compliance and Excellence in Responding – Kim Novak and Jeff Nolan, J.D.
4C. Compliance for Smaller Institutions: Organizing an Effective Compliance Program When Cost is an Object – Lori Fox, J.D.
5A. FERPA Update – Steve McDonald, J.D.
5B. Legal Ethics: Representing Institutional Officials in Criminal Matters, Focusing on the Special Problems that Arise Under ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 – Marcia Isaacson, J.D.
5C. The Nightmare of Obtaining Necessary State Approvals for Distance Education Programs: Legal Barriers, Solutions, Potential Relief or Academic Integrity in DE – Dr. David Longanecker
Concurrent Sessions, Day 3:
6A. The Good, Bad and Ugly of Student Conduct Administration: Tips on Working Wisely - Dr. Jim Lancaster and Dr. Diane Waryold
6B. The National Labor Relations Board and the Future of Collective Bargaining – Nick DiGiovanni, J.D.
6C. Emerging Issues in Accommodating Students with Autism, Autism-Related Spectrum Disorders, and Other Cognitive Disabilities – Jeff Nolan, J.D. and Dr. Manju Banerjee
7A. Students in Crisis: Understanding Harm to Self, Harm to Others, and Associated Legal Complexities (Title II) – Susan Wheeler, J.D.
7B. Basic Principles of Immigration Law Governing Students, Faculty and Staff – Leigh Polk Cole, J.D.
7C. Beyond the Dear Colleague Letter: What to Do, and What to Avoid, When Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus – Jeff Nolan, J.D. and Sue Ritter
8A. What Higher Education Administrators Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act – Student Health Insurance, Adjunct Faculty Members, and a Mind-Boggling Array of Other Issues – Harvey Cotton, J.D.
8B. Best Strategies for Protecting Minors: Shaping the Future with Lessons from the Past – Ann Franke, J.D.
8C. Coping with Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches: Legal and Operational Issues – Lawrence White, J.D. and Trevor Hughes